Nashville, TN – The Chuck Wagon Gang will celebrate 75 years of recording and performing on November 25, 2011. A special 75 Year Celebration Concert will take place on Saturday, November 26, from 3:00-4:30 PM at the historic Ernest Tubb Record Shop, 417 Broadway, Nashville, TN. Several presentations are expected and the Celebration will be broadcast live over WSM, 650 on the AM Dial. Later that night, the Gang will perform on the Midnight Jamboree at the Texas Troubadour Theater in Nashville. On Monday night, November 28m The Chuck Wagon Gang will be special guests on the Eddie Stubbs Show to be held at the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall Of Fame from 7:00-9:00 PM. Both the Midnite Jamboree and Eddie Stubbs Show will be broadcast on WSM, and the Midnight Jamboree will be webcast.
On November 25 and 26, 1936, The Chuck Wagon Gang recorded their first recordings in a small studio set up in a hotel room at the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. This was the beginning of a 39-year association with Columbia Records (now Sony Music) where 39 Million records were sold. Their 1948 recording of the Albert E. Brumley classic, “I’ll Fly Away,” is believed to be the first million seller by a Southern Gospel group. Today, the Chuck Wagon Gang is the oldest mixed recording gospel group, still recording and performing, with ties to the original founding.
Congratulatory cards and letters may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to The Chuck Wagon Gang, PO Box 140416, Nashville, TN 37214-0416.